Documentary about the American postmodern dancer and choreographer Lucinda Childs.
Childs started her career in NY in 1963 as a member of the Judson Dance Theater, a group of avant-garde artists widely regarded as the founders postmodern dance. After starting her own dance company in 1973 she collaborated with big names like Robert Wilson, John Adams, Frank Gehry and Philip Glass. The first big success borne from their collaboration was 'Einstein on the beach' For Dance, a choreography from '79 set to the music of Philip Glass in film/decor of Sol Lewitt, Lucinda received a Guggenheim Fellowship. This masterpiece is the leitmotiv in this documentary. We see Lucinda in NY where she re-stages Dance during the Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2010. We also follow her in Arnhem during the preparations of the piece at Introdans, where it will premiere as a part of ”Sterren en Strepen” (Stars and Stripes). For this show Introdans united the king and queen of modern dance, Hans van Manen and Lucinda Childs, in order to show their pieces together. We will also be speaking to prominent figures from the dance scene about her influence on Dutch modern dance.
Photography: Bas Westerhof Director: Manon Lichtveld Editor: Manon Lichtveld Colorist: Joel Sahuleka Sound Post Production: Jaim Sahuleka Producer: Bas Westerhof, Beat the Dutch Films
Lucinda Childs’ Dance is a production of Beat the Dutch Films in co-production with NTR (Independent Dutch Public Service Broadcaster). World Premiere: Cinedans Festival 2011 Tanec Praha Festival 2012 Explore Dance Festival Boekarest 2012